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Updated: 7 Apr 2022

Make the most of your solar panels

To help you get the best from your solar panels, we've asked solar experts for their advice, and owners for their top tips.
Sarah Ingrams
Solar panels on house 444741

Cutting your electricity bills and your carbon footprint are two of the biggest reasons people choose to install solar panels. How you use your solar panels is key to doing both.

Our tips - gathered from experienced solar panel owners and experts - will save you hours of research and help you maximise the benefits of solar panels.

Plus we reveal the answers to common questions about maintaining, cleaning and using your solar panels.

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Which? members should log in (or you can join Which?) to unlock our expert advice, including:

  • How to maximise profit from your solar panels
  • Do solar panels need cleaning?
  • Can I clean my solar panels myself?
  • Will I need to replace the inverter?
  • What happens if my solar panels are shaded?
  • What to do if your neighbour's tree shades your panels

Head to our solar panel brand reviews to find out what owners think of big brands including LG, Panasonic and JA Solar. Or find out how much solar panels cost.